NEC and Intermedia announce global partnership
Partnership to deliver cloud communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions
NEC Corporation has announced a global strategic partnership with cloud-based UCaaS and CCaaS provider Intermedia. With the launch of NEC Univerge Blue Connect and Engage solutions, NEC aims to bolster its global cloud communications offerings to fully support customer organisations in their migration to the cloud. This partnership represents NEC’s rapid global expansion into cloud-based communications and collaboration services.
Together, NEC and Intermedia are launching NEC Univerge Blue Connect, a fully integrated and born-in-the-cloud UCaaS solution, and NEC Univerge Blue Engage, a CCaaS solution for businesses of all sizes.
“The global NEC Group continues to be committed to helping customers solve a wide array of both business and societal issues and challenges, not the least of which is building a sustainable and more efficient society through the digital transformation of business infrastructure. This partnership for the delivery of cloud-based communications, collaboration, and contact centre solutions with Intermedia allows NEC and its global network of partners to build toward a brighter future with the utmost care for quality, cost, and customer service,” said Kimihiko Fukuda, senior vice president, NEC Corporation and President, NEC Platforms, Ltd.
“NEC is committed to helping businesses meet the demands of today’s digital workforce through our Smart Enterprise portfolio, and we recognise that enabling customer migration to the cloud is a key component,” said Paul Kievit, president and head of NEC Enterprise Solutions EMEA and Americas. “To support this rapid migration on a global scale, NEC aimed to team up with a born-in-the-cloud partner that could provide a best-in-class, fully-integrated suite of UCaaS and CCaaS solutions.”
“It’s an incredible honour to enter into this relationship with NEC – not only because they are such a trusted leader and well-respected brand in the global unified communications space, but, like Intermedia, they also put partners first,” said Michael Gold, CEO, Intermedia. “Partners serve as the trusted IT advisors to the business community, and I’m proud that we’ve built Intermedia into the leading, partner-first cloud communications software company that it is today."
"Our formula has been pretty simple – first, deliver highly reliable and secure, easy-to-use and manage, feature-rich cloud applications that allow users to communicate how they want, where they want, and when they want. And then, back those products with the sales, marketing, onboarding, billing, and technical support partners need so they can focus on winning more business and earning greater top-line revenue. With this focus, Intermedia has built an active partner community that is 6,600 strong and growing. By teaming with NEC, we look forward to working together to provide our UCaaS and CCaaS solutions to help drive better communications for a broader global audience,” he added.